You can carve pumpkins, or you can make some that will last a lifetime out of paper mache. Aren't these little guys cute? I'm not sure if you've ever done paper mache, but it's really easy with orange tissue paper and Mod Podge. And you don't have to come up with the fancy faces because those are provided for you as a download. I suggest getting the kids involved in this one because they will love it – and no stinky smell like when you carve your own pumpkins. Visit BH&G for the tutorial and the faces.
Papier mache Halloween pumpkin craft at Better Homes & Gardens